andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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watched rick stein goes to india - apparently there's more to the series, so far food looks amazing, will have to check this out bkfst on board and landed at 9:13, taxied until 9:24, bussed to got thru immigration @10:15 ish. 17c outside. met by & beyond agent and escorted to next flight, sa express to richards bay. flight at 13:15 r.o. tambo …
... a shower, and change, a drink on the deck watching the sunset, the antelope, the birds. The noise the Hadeda make as they fly in to roost! There go the frogs. Here comes dinner, here is Twinkles. Everyone is tired, so early to bed, lie-in in the morning. Put Twinkles out. Grateful for his roast chicken, he brings us a fresh-caught rat, can’t understand why John won't let him in. Frogs all night, Jackals too.
Thursday September 18. A fine still morning, up early to watch ...
... we all manage to force down the delicious curry washed down with some excellent wine. John spends time bringing the banking kitty up to date, one or two tricky transactions, eventually all squared away. We have had a marvellous safari at ridiculous prices thanks to the exchange rate. It’s going to be sad farewelling Penny and Brad. We have a final lunch planned tomorrow, then we need to regroup for our last road trip to the Southern Drakensberg and the Sani Pass to Lesotho.
... River, high-beamed, thatched roof, gentle breeze blowing, fresh iced lemonade waiting. Yes, they were expecting us early, so have prepared a light snack (canapé style bites) with complimentary wine or beer, before showing us to our rooms.
Well, actually these are individual chalets, thatched, high-beamed structures, air-conditioned, marble floors, huge bedroom with mosquito net canopy, separate lounge, bathroom with spa, separate shower room, two toilets, outdoor shower, large ...
... so we set off at 6:00 for one last attempt. Hilarious result, as I reel in a tiny sardine, no bigger than my lure. But at least I get it on board for a photo, before putting it back where it belongs. We watch the sun rise, another brilliant morning, then by 8:00 we’re back on board, time for breakfast before final packing as the boat cruises back to Tiger Lodge. Disembarking is a breeze, we dock at 10:00 and by 10:30 we’re on the road, headed for our next adventure.